What Is the Function of Flowers?

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The function of flowers is to continue the species, as flowers are the sexual organs of the plant. Find out how plants reproduce with help from a sustainable gardener in this free video series on garden and lawn care.

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we're going to talk about What Is the Function of Flowers? Now plants grow from seeds or from a bulb, and then they grow and have lush vegetation, and then they shoot up blooms and they die. So what is the function of flowers, and why do we need flowers, or why do they need flowers? Basically, a flower is the plants reproduction organs. So instead of begin inward, they're outward. Now most flowers are self-pollinating. They leave everything they need within the plant. But many of 'em depend on birds and bees and other...butterflies to do the work, as well. Because in a flower, the male part is actually the pollen on the outside. And in the very middle there is a pistol, and that is the female organ. So as long as some of that pollen gets onto that little pistol, it will pollinate and make a seed pod and then create another plant for the next year. So a flower is just the plant's sexual organ, and it has the male and female parts within one part. And so they can self-pollinate, or they can have animals and birds and insects help out. But they really need those flowers so that they can reproduce, because without flowers we would not continue to have plants.


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